Inside John F. Kennedy’s Rise to the White House

A new book from the Associated Press chronicles President John F. Kennedy’s time in the White House, day by day — but before those fateful days began, he had...

You Control This Tiny Drone Simply By Moving Your Hand

With just two taps of a button, lights began blinking, propellers started to swirl, and a tiny camera set about studying my face. All I had to do was...

Young Muslims From Across the World on the Challenges and Joys of Ramadan

The holy month of Ramadan begins on Saturday for about 1.6 billion Muslims around the world. During the 30 days, Muslims will fast from dawn until dusk — abstaining...

Review: ‘Magikarp Jump’ Is So Dumb It Just Might Be Brilliant

My initial reaction to Magikarp Jump, a new mobile game by The Pokémon Company that’s out now for iOS and Android in which you tap to make the gawking...

The Story Behind Brad Pitt’s New Netflix Movie War Machine

It should not require a spoiler alert to reveal that War Machine, the new Netflix movie starring Brad Pitt as a general who has everything in common with Stanley...

A Historian’s Reflections on What John F. Kennedy Meant to Americans

Election night in 1960 remains, without question, the most exciting night of my entire life. Every nerve of my 13-year-old body was attuned to the results. By 8:00 pm, JFK...

Too Much Sleep Can Be Risky for Older Americans

1. For older Americans, too much sleep can be risky. By Michael S. Goldberg in BU Today 2. OPEC is dead. By Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry in the Week 3. Soon, you can have any...

The Weight Loss Trap: Why Your Diet Isn’t Working

Like most people, Kevin Hall used to think the reason people get fat is simple. “Why don’t they just eat less and exercise more?” he remembers thinking. Trained as a...

Best Fiction Books of 2017 So Far

A common thread among our favorite fiction of 2017 (so far) is a sense of the surreal, from the comical, empathetic ghosts in George Saunders’s Lincoln in the Bardo...

Best Paperbacks of 2017 So Far

For those of us who read for a living, paperback releases provide an opportunity to catch up on some of the best books that came out last year, too....

Best Non-Fiction Books of 2017 So Far

Our favorite non-fiction books of 2017 (so far) vary widely in format, tone and content, from Scaachi Koul’s humorous personal essays in One Day We’ll All Be Dead and...

We Broke Down Every Second of the Game of Thrones Season 7 Trailer

It feels as if we’ve been waiting for Game of Thrones’ seventh season for approximately as long as the characters have waited for winter to come. But HBO finally...

Here’s Far Cry 5’s Villain and He Looks Positively Nuts

When I was in grad school, a writer and mentor who introduced me to everyone from Borges and Barth to Richard Ford and Raymond Carver illustrated the concept of...

We’re Wrong About Juice

1. We’re wrong about juice. By Jesse Singal in the Science of Us 2. Drones are going to make e-commerce easy and safe, right? Maybe not. By Cathryn Shelton at the Council...

People Are Having a Hilarious Time Photoshopping Jogging Justin Trudeau

People are battling it out to Photoshop a viral photo of Justin Trudeau jogging into hilarious internet masterpieces. Canada’s Prime Minister and part-time made-for-meme internet sensation supplied the internet with...